alexsdad06 (5234) - Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Mikkeller Bar San Fransisco. Pours dark brown to black with reddish highlights and a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, dark berry like fruit character, coffee, mild spices, some peppery heat, some alcohol, warming, the body was a bit thin, interesting and I’m glad to have had a shot at this, could really benefit from a bigger body and thicker mouthfeel.
yngwie (13106) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Haand Festival -14. It’s an almost clear one, dark brown in color and with a small, tan head on top. The aroma has cocoa, chili hints, roasted malts and some coffee hints. There’s lots of chili warmth in the mouth, with cocoa, coffee and chili fruit. Warming, chili warming, full-bodied and with a soft carbonation. Lasting chili and roasted malts finish. A bit roasted in the finish this one, else it’s a really fine chili beer. 140523
mansquito (3255) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Spuyten Duyvil, Brooklyn tap: Pours black with a dark brown head. Aroma is roast, minerals, dirt, some dark chocolate. Taste is very bitter and mineral-full. I can’t say that I really identified pumpkins or habaneros in this, so much as I identified plenty of bitterness. Perhaps the pumpkin gave the beer some of the bitterness? In any case, I didn’t really like this all that much. Interesting idea though.
Cunningham (4292) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Black color with a fine beige head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Roasted malt, dark malt and CHILLI.
Palate: Full body. Tad sweet and a moderate bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Chocolate, licorice, mild fruity and CHILLI.
Overall impression: My goodness the chilli was strong in this one.
Personal stats: On tap @ Haand 14 in Drammen, Norway. Part of a trade including a t-shirt and 100 norwegian kroner.
Splitenz (329) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hurray! Exiting experience. Roasted malts and brown sugar, chocolate and fruits and then on top of it all, chili. This is what it is all about, finding new amazing ways to put flavors together. At Haandbryggeriet Ølfestival, Drammen.
esp0r (1890) - NORWAY - MAY 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at Haand 2014
Black, creamy tanned head. Smell of chili, pumpkin and roasted malts. Medium sweet, liquorice and chili, roast and coffee, pumpkin blends in quite well. Moderate bitter finish. IS with habanero and pumpkin is a good idea
Vighals (952) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Svart med brunt tynt skum. Lukter smør, kaffe og mørk sjokolade. Rakk å kjenne sjokolade og salt lakrissmak før chilien kom å overtok. chilen sitter i en stund. Haandfestival 2014
borre_m (211) - NORWAY - MAY 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at haandbryggeriet beer festival. Pours black with a dark tan head. Aroma is roasted malts with some woody notes. Taste has coffee, chilli comes through in the aftertaste. Not a beer youll have a pint of, but complex.
sir__v (574) - Lille, FRANCE - APR 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap @ Biercab, Barcelona - ES. Color: dark black beer with small carbonation and medium brown head. Smell: black pepper nose with chili, malty and caramel notes. Taste: malty taste and black pepper. Aftertaste: spicy on mouth and black pepper.
MikeKeller (797) - Kemi, FINLAND - APR 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ BierCaB, Barcelona. Almost black beer with a small beige head. Aroma is very malty, roasty, a lot of coffee. Flavour has a lot of chili spiciness with roasted malts and coffee. Oily mouthfeel. Well balanced IS with chili.